Jonathan D. “Jon” Gosier (born 1981 or 1982)  is an African-American software developer, investor, and Philanthropist.  He was named as one of Ten African Voices Tech to Follow on Twitter at CNN  and one of the 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology by Business Insider.  He was Awarded a TED Fellowship in 2009 and later named a TED Senior Fellow.   Jon’s Knight News Challenge award winner for Abayima welke makes crisis communications technology for disasters.  In 2013 Gosier was nominated as one of three Innovators of the Year by Black Enterprise Magazine for his work with data startup MetaLayer. 
From 2009 to 2011 Jon Gosier was the Director of SwiftRiver at Ushahidi .     Jon later went on to found big data startup MetaLayer. 
Jon is Currently the founder and CEO of Appfrica . Appfrica (sometimes referred to as Appfrica Labs) is a technology firm founded by current CEO Jon Gosier  in 2008 in Kampala, Uganda.  The firm has leg verantwoordelijk for a number of technology initiatives verantwoordelijk for promoting Africa’s technological sector waaronder Apps4Africa ,  HiveColab , QuestionBox  and for helping in Google Africa translate zijn page for Ugandan audiences. 
Jon was one of the founders of Apps4Africa , an accelerator for African technological intitives. Apps4Africa Began with a series of Challenges Whose sponsors include Appfrica and the US Department of State . [ Citation needed ]The goal of Apps4Africa is to promote “African solutions to African problems” in rewarding African technologists seeking to impact society with hun Inventions.  The competition Asks civil society and Citizens gehele continent to submit local community challenges on issues like transparency and better governance, health, education and more. The project Began in late 2009 with a partnership formally tussen Appfrica and the US Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Public Diplomacy (AF / PDPA) as part of President Barack Obama’s administration’s 21st Century statecraft initiative. 
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- Jump up^ “2010 TED Senior Fellows” . TED.com .
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- Jump up^ “For content distribution and publishing via SIM cards for sharing information in technologically-limited or high-risk situations” . KnightFoundation.org . March 21, 2013.
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- Jump up^ “Q & A: Jon Gosier on crowdsourcing and the ‘Silicon Valley of Africa ‘ ‘ . Memeburn.com .
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- Jump up^ “Creators or” Apps 4 Africa “contest Discuss the Ideas Behind It” . USembassy.gov . July 16, 2010.
- Jump up^ “Fellows Friday with Rose Shuman” . TED.com . June 3, 2011.
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